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Nature in Action Photography Competition – Winners Announced.

Andy Howe winning image entitled ‘The Crossing’
Andy Howe winning image entitled ‘The Crossing’

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have announced the winners of the Nature in Action Photography Competition.

Andy Howe FSINWP from Bedfordshire, England was chosen as the winner.

Andy has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) organisation also a copy of Nik COLLECTION BY DxO software worth £125 for Mac and PC.

Andy gives us an insight into the winning image ‘’ Image was taken during the Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve at a crossing point known as the Cup-de-sac.

The throngs of Wildebeest, Zebra and Topi amass in their thousands creating a super herd on the banks of the Mara River, and they wait, building up their courage, energy, and motivation. It seems as if they will never do it, as if this is too large a barrier for them to cross. One courageous animal makes the first move the first jump. Desperately they pour into the crocodile infested river like lemmings, leaping, bleating, calling a crescendo of adrenaline and instinct.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D MKII Lens: Canon 600mm f4 MKII @1/2500: f4:ISO 250 Exp comp -0.7’’

Colin Jones The Societies Director says, ‘’Andy’s image was chosen as the winner due the great ‘moment in time’ capture with the action being the definitive narrative and brilliantly fitted in with the theme of the competition.’’

2nd place was awarded Lee McCudden from Outer Hebrides, Scotland and 3rd place went to Paul Smith from Suffolk, England.

Here are the winners –

1st place – Andy Howe FSINWP https://sinwp.com/nia/1st.htm

2nd place – Lee McCudden https://sinwp.com/nia/2nd.htm

3rd place – Paul Smith https://sinwp.com/nia/3rd.htm

                                                                                               
Also there were 15 highly commended images:
https://sinwp.com/nia/hc.htm

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 in aid of RSPB is still open for entries.